Ninja ZX-10R Motorcycle fire risk

Fire risk forces Kawasaki ZX-10 recall

A fire risk has forced Kawasaki Australia to recalled 54 Ninja ZX-10R, RR and R SE models over an engine management issue.

The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says:

The Engine Control Unit (ECU) programming may cause the engine to after fire when the Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) function is used under heavy engine load (high rpm and throttle opening over 50%). This may cause the air suction valves to become deformed and/or broken. Continued use of the motorcycle with this condition may also damage surrounding parts. If this occurs, there is an increased risk of fire or accident and injury to the rider or other road users.

Owners will be advised by mail to contact an authorised Kawasaki Dealership to arrange a time to have a modification completed free of charge.

Click here for your nearest authorised Kawasaki dealer.

A list of the vehicle identification numbers of all 2019/20 models affected by the fire risk is included at the end of this article.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.

In Australia, recall notices are issued by the manufacturer and the Department of Infrastructure through a voluntary industry code under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

While any recall is not good news for the manufacturer, it shows that they are largely diligent in fixing problems.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

VINs of affected bikesNinja ZX-10R Motorcycle fire risk

ZX1002EKFA
JKBZXVE15KA000323
JKBZXVE17KA000324
JKBZXVE19KA000325
JKBZXVE10KA000326
JKBZXVE12KA000327
JKBZXVE13KA000367
JKBZXVE15KA000368
JKBZXVE17KA000369
JKBZXVE13KA000370
JKBZXVE15KA000371
JKBZXVE15KA001004
JKBZXVE19KA001006
JKBZXVE10KA001007
JKBZXVE12KA001008
JKBZXVE16KA001917
JKBZXVE18KA001918
JKBZXVE1XKA001919
JKBZXVE16KA001920
JKBZXVE18KA001921
JKBZXVE13KA002457
JKBZXVE15KA002458
JKBZXVE17KA002459
JKBZXVE11KA002537
JKBZXVE13KA002538
JKBZXVE15KA002539
JKBZXVE13KA002541
JKBZXVE15KA002587
JKBZXVE17KA002588
JKBZXVE19KA002589
JKBZXVE15KA002590
ZX1002ELFA
JKBZXVE18LA004271
JKBZXVE1XLA004272
JKBZXVE11LA004273
JKBZXVE13LA004274
JKBZXVE15LA004275
ZX1002GKF
JKBZXVG14KA000004
JKBZXVG18KA000006
JKBZXVG13KA000009
JKBZXVG1XKA000010
JKBZXVG15KA000013
JKBZXVG19KA000015
JKBZXVG10KA000016
JKBZXVG12KA000017
JKBZXVG14KA000018
JKBZXVG14KA000021
JKBZXVG18KA000023
JKBZXVG13KA000141
JKBZXVG15KA000142
ZX1002HKF
JKBZXVH16KA000004
JKBZXVH18KA000005
JKBZXVH1XKA000006
JKBZXVH11KA000010
JKBZXVH13KA000011
JKBZXVH15KA000012
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